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    February 26, 2014
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order, roll call? >> mr. haney? >> here. >> miss maufas, mendoza. murase. >> wynns. here. >> and fewer. >> here. >> logan. >> here. >> please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> now we are voting on the regular meeting minutes of january 28, 2014, may i hear a
motion and a second from the minutes from that january 28, 2014. >> so moved. >> adoption of the minutes. >> thank you. >> any corrections? >> roll call, vote, please? >> thank you. >> mr. logan? >> yes. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> maufas, mendoza murase? >> aye. >> norton. >> aye. >> wynns? >> yes. >> fewer, yes. >> five b, presentations to the board of education, supervisor carranza? >> thank you, president fewer, good everyone no one and thank you for being here and tuning in this evening even though we have received quite a bit of rain we are well aware of the drought in our state and the drought that we are experiencing throughout california. and what that means to us in the months ahead, is that we need to conserve. and what you may not know is that since 2008, we in san francisco unified school district have already managed
to reduce our water usage by ten percent and so we are doing our part and that is over ten million gallons of water per year and i guarantee that with the help of the sustainability office and city partners and the sfpuc and environment we will be learning to explore ways to conserve more water, not only because it is scarce, but also because the it is right thing to do and i would like to personally thank the director for all of his work in helping to embed this in the curriculum. >> also i would like to send out a shout out to the civil rights academy who will be hosting the performance for students by the music group ten. ten began a program to provide tools through music and arts to help the youth encourage their potential and later today we will have the information about the african american student honor roll and i will not steal
their thunder and emily is here and i believe that virginia marshal will share the information about that event, i also would like to send out a shout out to west portal elementary and the students 200 students will be celebrating the year of the horse by marching in the annual chinese parade in san francisco and the word has it that the superintendent will be making an appearance and what you may or may not know that west portal's group that has won the awards in years passed, recently performed at the golden state warer's game at half time and stilt, walkers and ribbon and fan dancers and dragon runners and drummers and that is just the principal. >> that is good. and we take it on good authority that the principal will then be on stilts this year and he will be rehearsing one more time before the big day. so this will be friday march
14, from four to five west portal elementary and if anyone would like to come and support the students. i also would like to take this opportunity to thank and to announce, thank our staff, but announce that on january, from january 22, and 30th, eleven high school wellness center sites in our school district hosted affordable healthcare act sign up days which were from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and there was a total of 99 hours from across all sites that were provided to our community to help them sign up for the affordable care healthcare, over 50 sfufc community partners devoted their time and 168 individuals received health insurance and enrollment information and support. 18 of our schools also conducted tabling events and reached over 2700 adults and children and 17 schools distributed the aca information
in the school wide envelopes reaching over 8900 adults and children and 16 schools posted fliers and 14 of them provided out reach and i want to thank all of our staff for this out reach, and i think that it is an important service as part of being a member of this community and once again, san francisco demonstrates that we can and we do. right around the corner, for all of us in san francisco, is our school planning retreat. and the school planning retreat provides you an opportunity for us to work together as a team. our school site councils and administrators and teachers and parents and our entire community on the school's balance score card, the academic plan and the budget for the 2014, 15 school year, the retreat will be saturday, march first, from 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. at evert middle school 450 church street, the principals and members of the council and families and other community
leaders are invited to attend please talk to your principal about how you can attend and participate in the school planning and there is interpretation services that will be available the language will not be an issue and we will be coordinating for the school team so that we can contact the principal to request the translation services in advance. i also want to make sure that there will also be child care provided for children, ages three and up. and it must be reserved as well ahead of time, again, speak to your principal and we need to have those questions in no later than friday february the 21st, so we hope to see all of you there and have a great showing for that day. and just a final reminder that all school sites and central office buildings will be closed in observance of president's day this following monday, february 17th, we hope that everyone will have some time with their families and i want to thank everybody for a great start to february and we are in
the home stretch now of our spring semester, thank you. >> thank you, superintendent. >> recognition and resolutions of commendation, there are none. >> student delegate's report, i believe that cooper logan has a report for us. >> hi. >> so we have several fac orders of business that we are going to discuss tonight. first the vision 2025, sac leadership participated in the campaign for the future of sfusd and we hope that our student voice was part of the entire vision 2025 contribution. the sac also will be hosting the youth summit on march 28th. the committee set a schedule for the annual sac youth summit day. and we are currently working on drafting the agenda workshops and entertainment and keynote speakers. for the youth summit.
march 28th again. and finally, the sac participated in the affordable care act out reach. sac volunteered at healthcare sign up days in support of a healthcare enrollment drive by sfusd to insure the healthcare coverage for all eligible families. and the next sac meeting is monday, february 24th. at 5:00. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> cooper. now, we have parent advisory council report? good evening, superintendent, good evening commissioners i am amy, and i am a member of the parent advisory council and a parent at gotten elementary and i will let my friend and colleague introduce herself.
>> [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> my name is catilan and i have three children in the san francisco unified school district. >> so, we have a monthly update on the pac activities. this report describes the pac's work with our community, partners to hold the community conversations. on the district's local control and accountability plan that is the lcap and as you know that is required by the local control funding formula. >> last month's pac meeting members voted to accept the district's invitation to serve as one of the official parent advisory bodies to provide the input on the lcat. in turn, the pack is collaborating with our community partners to reach a broad spectrum of parents particularly parents of english learners and low income
students and foster youth and students with special needs. we are developing a framework with the parents to previed input on the lcad and includes chinese for affirmative action and advocates and mission graduates and parents for public schools, the district's pta and support for families of children with disabilities. district staff from the dlac and the office of family and community engagement are also participating in the planning sessions. we recognize the importance of coordinating the efforts with the district partners who work with parents to help to identify what are the gaps in the parent out reach exist so that the district with address them. working with our partners on this effort will help to enform the types of mechanisms needed to respond to the input for the parents who are not affiliated
with an an organization, we hope to do four primary things and first to increase the transparency about how the district will spend the additional funds as a result of the local control funding formula and second strengthen the processes for the parents to provide meaningful input and third, support a system for parents to monitor and understand the measurements of success and finally strengthen the solutioned in the lcap and as far as the developments we know that there are documents that the district will draw upon, and we hope to see the components of the plan where the parents's suggestions and concerns and questions will genuinely be taken into consideration to help to shape the final plans submitted for the board approval. in this way, we would like to use the components to guide the discussions and ultimately support meaningful parent engagement. >> [ speaking in a foreign language ]
>> the pac and our community partners are mapping out the effort to get the information to the family of low income families and foster students and low income to participate. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> efforts include reaching out to parents, beyond our
respective organizations collaborating with the district staff and agencies working with students and families identified to benefit under the local controlling formula. [ speaking in a foreign language ]
to this end the pac made a presentation to the children system of care at the department of public health program providing services to familiwise a history of out of home placement as well as those receiving mental health services and having services to the juvenile probation and will be meeting with the group in march to discuss the lcap and tomorrow night, february 12th the staff will be meeting with the families from the foster parent association to share the information about the role and to share with a future meeting.
[ speaking in a foreign language ] at the end of this week, it is pac is collar rating with to engage the families in discussions will meet to begin to develop our discussion guide and format which will be same for each session regardless of which organization leads the conversation parent leaders from participating organizations will facility the small group discussions and each will offer interpretation as-needed and will provide one session in spanish and one in cantonese. [ speaking in a foreign language ]
>> pac members in the community partners will hold the community conversations on the lcap in march and april and we will share our collective findings from the conversations and recommendations to the board and the district staff and the community in may. [ speaking in a . >> any comments from the commissioners? >> and could you please note that mixer maufas has joined us. any comments? >> no? >> yes. >> thank you, president, here i just want to kind of personally thank the pac for your stal ward participation in the 2025 visioning sessions and you were there for every session with great input and great impact, so i want to thank you on behave of the entire district for your participation. >> and i would just like to say
thank you for taking this on and bringing us the parent voice that you give back, thank you so much for take thanksgiving and we appreciate it and we know that your participation on the parent advisory council is voluntary and this is a great service to the district and the parents and the students. thank you very much. naoe. anything else to say. >> just thank you, thank you very nufp. >> thank you so much. >> item f, public xhebt and content items. >> let's see, none tonight, consent calendar. a motion and a second on the con der calendar? >> move to content calendar. >> second. >> thank you. >> and any to withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> there are none, tonight. >> thank you. >> any items removed, none, and seeing any items severed by the board for discussion and vote? >> yes. roll call, and the vote will take place under section 0.
item h, none tonight, and board members proposals none, request to speak regarding general matters? i have three speakers lined up tonight. and let's see. yes. and i have the fabulous thompson and the equally fabulous virginia marshal and jackson, and two minutes each, please, ladies, thank you. >> president fewer and vice president murase, congratulations and superintendent carranza and everyone present, last but not least, sister ester i am the president of the san francisco alliance of black school
educators which is a grass root organization that looks at the number one priority of the african american community in terms of education. i do have a calendar of our events for 2013, 14, and i will have those passed out to you. i want to indicate that there is one correction on here. and we will be having our scholarship and retirement banquet on may first, the superintendent has a very important meeting with the administrators and so we were able to change that date to make sure that we would continue our partnership. i have the pleasure of introducing two members this evening. one, being our fabulous vice president, and chair person, of our honorable celebration and our chair person of our oratoracl contest, miss jackson, thank you.
>> good evening. >> i am virginia marshal and i am happy to stand before you this evening. (inaudible) means what is the news? i have some good news to share. this is my tenth year as chair person of the african american honor roll. [ applause ] and we are to president murase, i am sorry. just a brain thing. i am sorry, presence of fewer, vice president murase and board commissioners and superintendent carranza, our beloved... and to dennis kelley and susan solomen and to the general public, good evening. i am standing here to invite you to our tenth annual community honor roll celebration it will be held on wednesday, february 26th at
saint mary's cathedral. and the students will gather at 5:00 and it is 68 pm and actually it is nearly falling but i said in the community meeting last night, this superintendent, one, richard carranza stepped out. he stepped out to help, african american children. because, we were not sure if the district could help us and he said that i am going to take that chance. superintendent carranza, thank you, thank you, thank you and from the top of the house as they say on the restaurant to the back of the house as they say in the restaurant, this sfsud shines for african american students and we say thank you. and we know that one day, superintendent carranza, and president fewer, there will be some of them sitting in your seats and they will say, remember that i was on the african american honor roll, and you have been with us from the beginning and we say thank you. many of you have written checks for us and we say keep writing those checks and i will take those checks with me tonight,
and he always sends me a check and i always say thank you thank you thank you. make sure that we get main stream media attention and we thank you for that. and kevin, and his staff goes beyond the call of duty to help us. and angel la down stairs and adam down stairs and all of the teachers and parents, is a big deal for the african american community and it would not be a big deal without each of you and so you have in front of you a copy of the invitation that has been sent out to the students and rsvp and valentine's day and the elementary students and teachers have selected the students and that is not before us to do with you go and we will be there rain or shine. and for three years this community event was held at jones methodist church but the special church and went to the third baptist church and now this will be the fourth year at
saint mary's and that is in a couple of years we might out grow that church as well. and this is a copy of last year's booklet done by a retired sfusd teach and her this year's theme is in america, come and sponsor a child and the educators will be able to come in the vip door and show your business card and if you want to donate money and the ten dollars will go out and take that and again we say thank you so much. >> good evening, good evening and to the board members. thank you superintendent carranza. thank you board members, thank you, thank you, thank you. i stand before you and i am asking the general public no money. i am not requesting any money, i am requesting your presence.
at the 34th annual oratorical and musical contest and that will be held on february the 22nd at the marshal high school, grades kthrough 12. and i see a lot of the educators out there and you are sending your students and please, come out and support this wonderful event and it is 8:30 to approximately maybe, 12, we have two, three, a 40 students who will be participating, all work, poems, musicals are memorized and we know that we will not let you down and also, we are addressing the core standard curriculum. for our contest, and the theme is 50 years anniversary of the civil rights act of 1964,
justice, equality, and opportunity. please come out and support us, thank you very much. >> thank you, for the invite. >> president fewer? >> yes. and if i may just ask. >> absolutely, if marshal could come up and give us an update on patrica who has been a leader on the honor roll. >> thank you for asking, commissioner. our beloved patricia clark for many years she was a beloved teacher and last, and she suffered a brain injury and was in a coma a few days short of being one year. but she woke up and so she is coming back, she is coming back, and she was able to stay in christmas dinner with her husband and family members and moved back to marin county for speech therapy and we believe
that this time next year, she will be with us. and making her presentation that she has done in the past and thank you for your thoughts and prayers. she is a great orator, and i say to the brain surgeon, no words, doctor she is going to love you because you are handsome and number two she is going to come back, thank you. >> just wanted to congratulate the black school educators for this amazing event and i know that miss marshal announced it at the african parent advisory meeting and i wanted to report to my colleagues that the district is trying to engage african american parents in the schools, and this event is certainly one of those center pieces. >> thank you. >> seeing no other requests, to speak on general matters, item k, advisory committee reports and appointments by board members. any appointments for board
members? >> seeing none, item l, special order of business, i now recess the regular session and convene as the sfusd finance corporation to handle the following items see pages one and two of the agenda. we commence with a formal roll call. >> thank you. >> mr. logan? >> yes. >> thank you. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> miss maufas. >> here. >> miss m*lds, murase. >> present. >> norton. >> here. >> and wynns. >> fewer. >> here. >> thank you. >> mr. superintendent, is there a staff report of a status of projects? >> yes i believe that joe grazioli is here?
>> if there is a staff report and projects that would be great if there is not, it is not necessary to vote or to have that before we vote. >> there is no report tonight. >> thank you. >> could i have a motion and a second on at proval of the prior board meetings of february 12, 2013. >> so moved. >> second. >> roll call vote? >> haney? >> yes. >> maufas. >> yes. >> m*lds mcdonald. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> norton. >> yes. >> wynns? >> aye. >> and miss fewer? >> yes. >> that is 6 ayes. >> could i have a motion and a second please on the appointment or rotation of new officers? >> so moved.
>> second. >> okay, so let me name the officers. sandra lee fewer as president of the financing corporation, dr. emily murase is vice president of the financing corporation, former president, norton is secretary treasurer. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> maufas? >> yes. >> dr. murase. >> yes. >> norton. >> aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> fewer. yes. >> no one has signed up to public comment any other business? and i now adjourn the meeting and resume the regular board meeting of the board of education, and informational items i will announce the sunshining of